Pac-Man: A Lesson in Perfection

Couple of things for you to watch this week, rather than something to read for a change. I wrote some time back about Jon Stoodley’s attempts to achieve a perfect game of Pac-Man. If you want to familiarize yourself with the contents of that article, go here. Jon gave a great talk earlier this year at…

The Development of Pac-Man

Much has been written about Pac-Man. This was a huge game for Namco back in the early eighties that would grow into a true 20th century icon. Everybody has at least heard of the game, because it was one of the first to enter the realms of popular culture. Indeed, merchandise and endorsements earned Namco…

Pac-Man: Achieving The Perfect Game

After some 32 years in the making, UK player Jon Stoodley achieved a live perfect score on Pac-Man on August 22nd 2015. Here’s how Wikipedia describes a perfect game of Pac-Man: A perfect Pac-Man game occurs when the player achieves the maximum possible score on the first 255 levels (by eating every possible dot, power…